The Gotu Kola plant is native to East Asia but can grow in marshy areas in many parts of the world. It has been used to treat burns and skin grafts.
Gotu Kola may also help psoriasis. This herb has forged a reputation as an anti-aging herb. It also has sedative and calming properties.
There is some evidence that Gotu Kola may promote blood circulation in the legs by strengthening the veins and capillaries.
How It May Benefit You
- poor circulation in the legs
- Burns, cuts, and other skin injuries
- mental fatigue
- improve memory
- blood purifier
- sexual problems
- psoriasis. (Use an external compress.)
Gotu Kola may cause a skin rash or headaches.
Do not use Gotu Kola if you are pregnant, nursing, or using tranquillisers or sedatives.
Do not give Gotu Kola to children under two.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in capsules, and tincture.